A few days ago Microsoft released an updated version of its YouTube app for Windows Phone, and at the time, everyone assumed that the app had the approval of Google, because the two companies were said to be working together on the new app. Then yesterday, there were some unexplained errors on the new app. Today, Google has confirmed that it is once again blocking the YouTube app for Windows Phone.
A Google spokesman said:
We’re committed to providing users and creators with a great and consistent YouTube experience across devices, and we’ve been working with Microsoft to build a fully featured YouTube for Windows Phone app, based on HTML5. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service. It has been disabled. We value our broad developer community and therefore ask everyone to adhere to the same guidelines.
Microsoft says that it is “working with [Google] to resolve the issue.” But if that were true, it should have known that the app didn’t meet Google’s requirements. So why did Microsoft release the app in the first place? Something doesn’t add up here. In the end WP users lose.
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